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Linked Data in the Enterprise

OntoCAT was mentioned in  Taxonic's white paper on  Linked Data in the Enterprise:


Vocabularies for Enriching Data with Metadata

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2012 Citations

  1. Dönitz, Jürgen, and Edgar Wingender. "The ontology-based answers (OBA) service: A connector for embedded usage of ontologies in applications." Frontiers in Genetics 3: 197.
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  • Posted: 2012-10-23 20:19 (Updated: 2012-10-23 20:23)
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0.9.9 release

This release includes some minor fixes (see release notes), updates to latest BioPortal REST signatures, and adds a new method - OntologyTerm.getURI() to retrieve term's ...

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Highly accessed

Our recent  OntoCAT paper has just reached the list of top 10 most most viewed articles in BMC Bioinformatics this month:

 http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcbioinformatics/mostviewed

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  • Posted: 2011-06-23 10:51 (Updated: 2011-06-23 11:04)
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0.9.8 release

This release includes a number of minor fixes since the last major release (see release notes) and the two following major changes:

The addition of apikey to BioPortal querie ...

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About

OntoCAT provides high level abstraction for interacting with ontology resources including local ontology files in standard OWL and OBO formats (via  OWL API) and public ontology repositories:  EBI Ontology Lookup Service (OLS) and  NCBO BioPortal. Each resource is wrapped behind easy to learn Java, Bioconductor/R and REST web service commands enabling reuse and integration of ontology software efforts despite variation in technologies.

OntoCAT exists in many flavours including a stand-alone database and browser, REST service, Google App application and ontoCAT R package to work with ontologies in R environment. See download page for all the options.

The current repertoire of supported ontology resources can easily be extended for other resources. Such services would only need to implement the OntologyService interface to immediately become aligned with pre-existing resources and allow for their seamless interchangeability.

Releases are often and  tested nightly, so that you never have to worry about the updates in the underlying resources.

OntoCAT is open source and available under the  LGPLv3 license.

How to cite us

OntoCAT - simple ontology search and integration in Java, R and REST/JavaScript Tomasz Adamusiak, Tony Burdett, Natalja Kurbatova, K Joeri van der Velde, Niran Abeygunawardena, Despoina Antonakaki, Misha Kapushesky, Helen Parkinson and Morris A. Swertz BMC Bioinformatics 2011, 12:218 http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcimages/browse/highlyaccessed.gif http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcimages/browse/OA.gif
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ontoCAT: an R package for ontology traversal and search Kurbatova N, Adamusiak T, Kurnosov P, Swertz MA, Kapushesky M. Bioinformatics. 2011 Jun 22.
 Abstract

Posters & talks

[Semantic Web] OntoCAT - an integrated programming toolkit for common ontology application tasks, The 12th Annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2011), co-located with ISMB/ECCB 2011, Vienna, Austria. Slides available from  http://slidesha.re/mXlCVl

Adamusiak Tomasz, Burdett Tony, van der Velde K Joeri, Abeygunawardena Niran, Antonakaki Despoina, Parkinson Helen, and Swertz Morris. OntoCAT – a simpler way to access ontology resources. Available from Nature Precedings < http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npre.2010.4666.1> (2010)

Contact

Support is provided by the  ontocat-users mailing list. Past questions are available in the  list archive.

Core contributors

Tomasz Adamusiak <tomasz@…>

Morris Swertz <m.a.swertz@…>

Natalja Kurbatova <natalja@…>

Related projects

Acknowledgements

OntoCAT has been developed in the framework of the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme  GEN2PHEN project (grant number 226073), which aims to unify human and model organism genetic variation databases towards increasingly holistic views into Genotype-To-Phenotype (G2P) data. The GEN2PHEN Consortium members have been selected from a talented pool of European research groups and companies that are interested in the G2P database challenge. Additionally, a few non-EU participants have been included to bring extra capabilities to the initiative.

This work was also supported by the FP7 Programmes: SLING (grant number 226073), and SYBARIS (grant number 242220), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO/Rubicon grant number 825.09.008), and the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (BioAssist/Biobanking platform and BioRange grant SP1.2.3).

OntoCAT's development is a joint effort between the  Functional Genomics Group at the European Informatics Institute, UK and  the Genomics Coordination Center, University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands.

Special thanks go to NCBO BioPortal and EBI OLS support teams for all the comprehensive help they provide.

OntoCAT logo courtesy of Eamonn Maguire.

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